The injury-riddled Boston Bruins continue to face scares and worries throughout the season and heading into the postseason. Today, the practice lines for the black and gold showed more players absent then originally expected. However, Interim Head Coach Bruce Cassidy released some positive news about the situation.
As talked about for the past few days, the Bruins have three injuries to some key players heading into the playoffs. Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo, and Noel Acciari are unlikely to play in the first game against the Ottawa Senators and now you can wonder about David Krejci and Dominic Moore.
Thankfully, Cassidy thinks both play tomorrow night in the Canadian Tire Centre at 7pm EST. Dominic Moore has become a key part of that fourth line. Moore, Nash, and whoever else is slotted into that bottom line because it seems like it changes every game. In a full 82 game season this year, Moore put up 11-14-25 totals with a +2 rating.
David Krejci has turned his season around after a slow start. Along the year, Krejci has seemingly taken over some of the scoring from Patrice Bergeron’s struggles. In his second full NHL season in eleven year in the league, the Sternberk, Czech Republic native put up 23-31-54 totals, even though he had a -12 rating. David’s 54 point season was good enough for third on the roster, behind only Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak.
Along with Moore and Krejci staying in the lineup, forward Brad Marchand returns to the ice after serving a two-game suspension following a spear to the groin of Jake Dotchin.
It is also quite possible that 2016 first rounder, Charlie McAvoy will make his National Hockey League debut in Game One. The Bruins recently signed the 19-year-old to his entry level contract and he proceeded to wear #73 during practice.
Game One is shaping up and it’s only one day away. The postseason officially begins Wednesday at 7 pm EST for the Boston Bruins, with all of the challenges and struggles still in full force.